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Smoky Mountain Publishers offers DVDs and BOOKS written and produced
by Dr. Gail Palmer based on her research into cultural studies of people of the Great Smoky Mountains. Please CALL or E-MAIL Smoky Mountain Publishers about author availability for speaking engagements.
Go to the Events page to review previous presentation topics.
Dr. Palmer was presented a Community History Award from the East Tennessee Historical Society in May of 2013. It stated, "Dr. Gail Palmer has produced a large body of work on the Great Smoky Mountains.... Her books share a native's look at the mountain people, a captivating and entertaining model for communicating local history through storytelling." Betty B. Best, journal editor, Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society, nominated Palmer for the ETHS award.

Dr. Palmer holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she served as director of the Advising Center for the College of Communications. Her research interests have resulted in Cemeteries of the Smokies, now scheduled to be published by GSMA in 2016. Dr. Palmer's deep interest in this area arises from her family's history in Cades Cove. Her grandfather, John Marion Sparks, and grandmother, Elizabeth Shular Sparks, lived in the Cove as did her great, great grandparents, Nathan and Jane Potter Sparks, for whom Sparks Lane in Cades Cove is named.



2016 Upcoming Book Signings and Talks by Dr. Gail Palmer
Please contact Smoky Mountain Publishers about author availability for speaking engagements.

Smoky Mountain Publishers Dr. Gail Palmer P.O. Box 684 Alcoa, TN 37701 lpalmer@utk.edu




1 p.m., May 14, 2016
Book Signing for The Midwives' Quilt: A Tale of Conflict and Intrigue in the Smoky Mountains
Southland Books, 1519 East Broadway at the Roundabout, Maryville, TN


Wednesday through Friday, May 18, 19, 20, 2016
Wilderness Wildlife Week
LeConte Conference Center
Pigeon Forge, TN

2:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18
HERITAGE! Midwives of the Smokies: North 1

3-4 p.m., Thursday, May 19
HERITAGE! Cemeteries of the Smokies, Their Secrets Revealed: North 2

2:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, May 20
HERITAGE! Feuds, Murder and Mayhem in the Smoky Mountains: Greenbrier Hall C

Be sure to stop by Dr. Palmer's booth in the Exhibit Hall to say hello! Books and DVDs will be available at all presentations as well as at the booth.



Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Brown Bag Lecture: History and Role of Midwives in the Smoky Mountains
with reading and booksigning for
The Midwives' Quilt: A Tale of Conflict & Intrigue in the Smoky Mountains
East Tennessee History Center, 205 Gay St., Knoxville, TN


1 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016
"Mountain Medicine Women" a talk and book signing
Sam Houston School House, Maryville, TN




Click here to purchase Dr. Palmer's books and DVDs from Amazon.com.


BOOKS



The Midwives' Quilt: A Tale of Conflict and Intrigue in the Smoky Mountains








Smoky Mountain Tales: Feuds, Murder & Mayhem Volumes 1 and 2




GSMNP...In the Beginning: Fact, Legend & Eminent Domain


DVDs




Sacred Places of the Smokies




When Mama Was the Doctor



Keep checking this SMP website for news about the release of Dr. Palmer's book Cemeteries of the Smokies to be published by Great Smoky Mountains Association.






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